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The Twenty-Six Point Program of the Falange 


1. We believe in the supreme reality of Spain. The strengthening, elevating, and magnifying of 
this reality is the urgent collective goal of all Spaniards. Individual, group, and class interests 
must inexorably give way in order to achieve this goal. 

2. Spain has a single destiny in the world. Every conspiracy against this common unity is 
repulsive. Any kind of separatism is a crime which we shall not pardon. The existing 
Constitution, to the degree that it encourages disintegration, weakens this common destiny of 
Spain. Therefore we demand its annulment in a thundering voice. 

3. We have the determination to build an Empire. We affirm that Spain's historic fulfilment lies 
in Empire. We claim for Spain a pre-eminent position in Europe. We can tolerate neither 
international isolation nor foreign interference. As regards the countries of Hispanic America, we 
favour unification of their culture, economic interests and power. Spain will continue to act as 
the spiritual axis of the Hispanic world as a sign of her pre-eminence in worldwide enterprises. 

4. Our armed forces- on land, sea, and in the air- must be kept trained and sufficiently large to 
assure to Spain at all times its complete independence and a status in the world that befits it. We 
shall bestow upon our Armed Forces of land, sea, and air all the dignity they merit, and we shall 
cause their military conception of life to infuse every aspect of Spanish life. 

5. Spain shall once more seek her glory and her wealth on the sea lanes. Spain must aspire to 
become a great maritime power, for reasons of both defence and commerce. We demand for the 
fatherland equal status with others in maritime power and aerial routes. 


6. Our State will be a totalitarian instrument to defend the integrity of the fatherland. All 
Spaniards will participate in this through their various family, municipal, and syndical roles. 
There shall be no participation in it by political parties. We shall implacably abolish the system 
of political parties and all of their consequences- inorganic suffrage, representation of clashing 
groups, and a Parliament of the type that is all too well known. 

7. Human dignity, integrity, and freedom are eternal, intangible values. But one is not really free 
unless he is a part of a strong and free nation. No one will be permitted to use his freedom 
against the nation, which is the bulwark of the fatherland's freedom. Rigorous discipline will 
prevent any attempt to envenom and disunite the Spanish people or to incite them against the 
destiny of the fatherland. 

8. The National-Syndicalist State will permit all kinds of private initiative that are compatible 
with the collective interest, and it will also protect and encourage the profitable ones. 


9. Our conception of Spain in the economic realm is that of a gigantic syndicate of producers. 
We shall organise Spanish society corporatively through a system of vertical syndicates for the 
various field of production, all working toward national economic unity. 

10. We repudiate the capitalistic system which shows no understanding of the needs of the 
people, dehumanises private property, and causes workers to be lumped together in a shapeless, 
miserable mass of people who are filled with desperation. Our spiritual and national conception 
of life also repudiates Marxism. We shall redirect the impetuousness of those working classes 
who today are led astray by Marxism, and we shall seek to bring them into direct participation in 
fulfilling the great task of the national state. 

11. The National-Syndicalist State will not cruelly stand apart from man's economic struggles, 
nor watch impassively while the strongest class dominates the weakest. Our regime will 
eliminate the very roots of class struggle, because all who work together in production shall 
comprise one single organic entity. We reject and we shall prevent at all costs selfish interests 
from abusing others, and we shall halt anarchy in the field of labour relations. 

12. The first duty of wealth- and our State shall so affirm- is to better the conditions of the 
people. It is intolerable that enormous masses of people should live wretchedly while a small 
number enjoy all kinds of luxuries. 

13. The State will recognise private property as a legitimate means for achieving individual, 
family, and social goals, and will protect it against the abuses of large-scale finance capital, 
speculators, and money lenders. 

14. We shall support the trend toward nationalisation of banking services and, through a system 
of Corporations, the great public utilities. 

15. All Spaniards have the right to work. Public agencies must of necessity provide support for 
those who find themselves in desperate straits. As we proceed toward a totally new structure, we 
shall maintain and strengthen all the advantages that existing social legislation gives to workers. 

16. Unless they are disabled, all Spaniards have the duty to work. The National-Syndicalist State 
will not give the slightest consideration to those who fail to perform some useful function and 
who try to live as drones at the expense of the labour of the majority of people. 


17. We must, at all costs, raise the standard of living in the countryside, which is Spain's 
permanent source of food. To this end, we demand agreement that will bring to culmination 
without further delay the economic and social reforms of the agricultural sector. 

18. Our program of economic reforms will enrich agricultural production by means of the 

By assuring a minimum remuneration to all agricultural producers. 

By demanding that there be restored to the countryside, in order to provide it with an adequate 
endowment, a portion of that which the rural population is paying to the cities for intellectual and 
commercial services. 

By organising a truly national system of agricultural credit which will lend money to farmers at 
low interest against the guarantee of their property and crops, and redeem them from usury and 
local tyrants. 

By spreading education with respect to better methods of farming and sheep raising. 

By ordering the rational utilisation of lands in accordance with their suitability and with 
marketing possibilities. 

By adjusting tariff policy in such a way as to protect agriculture and the livestock industry. 

By accelerating reclamation projects. By rationalising the units of cultivation, so as to 
eliminate wasted latifundia and uneconomic, miniscule plots. 

19. Our program of social reforms in the field of agriculture will be achieved: 

By redistributing arable land in such a way as to revive family farms and give energetic 
encouragement to the syndicalisation of farm labourers. 

By redeeming from misery those masses of people who presently are barely eking out a living on 
sterile land, and by transferring such people to new and arable lands. 

20. We shall undertake a relentless campaign of reforestation and livestock breeding, and we 
shall punish severely those who resist it. We shall support the compulsory, temporary 
mobilisation of all Spanish youth for this historic goal of rebuilding the national commonwealth. 

21. The State may expropriate without indemnity lands of those owners who either acquired 
them or exploited them illegally. 

22. It will be the primary goal of the National-Syndicalist State to rebuild the communal 
patrimonies of the towns. 


23. It shall be the essential mission of the State to attain by means of rigorous disciplining of 
education a strong, united national spirit, and to instil in the souls of future generations a sense of 
rejoicing and pride in the fatherland. 

All men shall receive pre-military training to prepare them for the honour of being enlisted in the 
National and Popular Army of Spain. 

24. Cultural life shall be organised so that no talent will be undeveloped because of insufficient 
economic means. All who merit it shall be assured ready access to a higher education. 

25. Our Movement incorporates the Catholic meaning- of glorious tradition, and especially in 
Spain- of national reconstruction. The Church and the State will co-ordinate their respective 
powers so as to permit no interference or activity that may impair the dignity of the State or 
national integrity. 


26. The Falange Espanola Tradicionalista y de las JONS demands a new order, as set forth in 
the foregoing principles. In the face of the resistance from the present order, it calls for a 
revolution to implant this new order. Its method of procedure will be direct, bold, and combative. 
Life signifies the art and science of warfare (milicia) and must be lived with a spirit that is 
purified by service and sacrifice.